Saul Alinsky

Misreading Alinsky

Rules for Radicals: a strategy for giving the radical left the power needed to win.

Since the year before his disciple, Barack Obama, was elected president, many of us have been raising alarms about how Saul Alinsky’s brass-knuckles tactics have been mainstreamed by Democrats. It was thus refreshing to find an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal this week, by Pete Peterson of Pepperdine’s School of Public Policy, expressly calling out a top House Democrat for resorting to the seminal community organizer’s extortion playbook.

But in the end, alas, Mr. Peterson gets Alinsky wrong.

  • ntt1

    Don’t forget that a young Hillary Rodham corresponded with Alinsky with many damp panty letters and may have had an affair with him.